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Waterways at Risk: How Low-Impact Development Can Reduce Runoff Pollution in Michigan

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): PIRGIM Education Fund

Author(s): Mike Shriberg; Travis Madsen

Funder(s): Joyce Foundation; Wege Foundation

Funder(s): Joyce Foundation; Wege Foundation

Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Environment (Water, waterways, and water management)

Keywords: development; sprawl; water pollution

Type: Report

Coverage: Michigan


In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that irresponsible land use must be controlled in order to restore and protect Michigan waterways and the Great Lakes. Waterways at Risk identifies areas of the state vulnerable to development-caused water quality problems, and suggests policy ideas to protect and restore water resources with low-impact development and smart-growth techniques.